Form I-90 Processing Time
What Happens After Filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
Knowing that your green card has expired (or worse yet it was lost/stolen) can be an unsettling feeling. You’re probably anxious to know what happens after filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and the I-90 processing time to receive your new green card.
Although the steps that take place are fairly consistent, the Form I-90 processing time will vary based on the USCIS case load and your ability to properly file an accurately prepared green card renewal/replacement application package. The following outline describes the basic steps of the I-90 time line for most people.
Receipt of ApplicationAPPROXIMATELY 2 TO 4 WEEKS AFTER FILING
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Appointment Notice for BiometricsAPPROXIMATELY 3 TO 5 WEEKS AFTER FILING
Biometrics AppointmentAPPROXIMATELY 5 TO 8 WEEKS AFTER FILING
The biometrics appointment, also known as a biometrics screening, is generally a short appointment (approximately 30 minutes) so that USCIS can collect your fingerprints, photograph and signature. Your appointment notice will tell you what you need to take to the appointment. Expect to take some form of government-issued photo identification to enter the building. USCIS can accept ID documents such as:
- Passport or national photo identification issued by your country
- Driver’s license
- Military photo identification
- State-issued photo identification card